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Fatality at Tyson feed mill as silo collapses

Published on 10 December, 2010, Last updated at 00:00 GMT

The Howard County sheriff's office says a worker was killed when a grain silo collapsed at Tyson Foods' feed mill in Nashville.

Paul Britt, manager of the mill, said in a news release that authorities recovered the body of 48-year-old Johnny Needham on Thursday afternoon following the collapse of the structure about 2:30 a.m. Britt said only three of the facility's 30 employees were on-site when the silo collapsed, and the other two were unhurt.

Britt said the mill would close down until completion of a safety review, including assessment of other buildings at the site.

Sheriff's deputies, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, the county's emergency services officials and local fire departments were on the scene after the collapse.


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